Class Tech Tips: Virtual Event – History of African American Presidential Candidates

Class Tech Tips: Virtual Event – History of African American Presidential Candidates

Looking to bring an expert into your classroom? Thanks to video conferencing and webinar tools, students of all ages can now connect with experts from around the world. Instead of taking a trip to a faraway place or trying to bring a speaker in to visit your school, virtual events can help connect the world to your students. The team at Nepris hold lots of special events including one happening later this month on an American History topic.

History of African American Presidential Candidates

Students can meet and talk with an expert in American history during a free virtual chat on The History of African American Presidential Candidates hosted by Nepris on Friday, February 17th at 10:00AM ET. During this 40 minute session, Matthew Drayton, a decorated combat veteran turned motivational speaker and author, will talk with students about prominent African Americans who have run for the nation’s highest executive office. Students will learn about history and politics and be able to ask questions. This is an awesome opportunity to connect events in the past to the topics you are studying in your classroom. Children can research and prepare questions before the event to participate in a special discussion.

Nepris brings this virtual chat and thousands of others to classrooms. Teachers can view archived sessions for free and participate in a limited number of free “industry offered” chats on topics from STEM to the Arts. Additional industry chats being offered include Drones and Facetime on March 16th. Virtual events like these are wonderful options for classrooms who want to connect with experts from outside or their city, state or region.

Learn more about Neris special events here or go straight to their website to sign up for free! .

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Monica Burns is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Visit her website at for creative education technology tips and technology lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Standards.